That's what four RBIs and four hits in 10 at-bats will do for you.
We've been told he was averaging 96 with his fastball and had a good curve. The Cardinals liked him when they got him from Tampa Bay for Tommy Pham. It would have been Gomber until he incurred a biceps ailment. It may still be Gomber but Cabrera will get this start and probably one next week here against Cincinnati. A lefthander in the rotation would add some balance in a lefthanded-hitting-dominated division.
Anything's possible, I guess. It's a little early for selling teams to sell because they'd rather wait as long as they could to find teams that are more desperate as the trade deadline. I would like Bumgarner if he would agree to come here, which we don't know.
I think I would try Bader first, J. Martinez, DeJong, Ozuna, Goldschmidt, Carpenter, Molina, Wong. When Fowler is playing, I might go Bader, Carpenter/Molina, DeJong, Ozuna, Goldschmidt, Molina/Carpenter, Fowler, Wong.
Actually 110 games. They need better starting pitching and more clutch hitting. Not exactly novel concepts but doable. I believe the hitters are here. Not sure about the pitchers.
I would Goldschmidt would qualify as outside help, as well as Miller. The point is that they haven't helped all that much. Yet.
I've never thought about it. Rarely would it be needed. They have about one rainout a year here.
I'm not a big believer in WAR, for precisely such comparisons as you have established.
It changes by the Cardinals playing closer to their 20-10 of the first month or so rather than the 6-16 of the last month. If the Cardinals hadn't won 20 of their first 30 games, we wouldn't have that reference point, but we do. They have been that good. The question is how long it will be before they reach that level again.
You can't fix everything in the trade market and sometimes you can't really fix anything. The only thing they really need is another top-shelf starting pitcher. So far, they think they can find that from within. Failing that, they will go outside. But they're not going to bring in any better offensive players than the ones they already have. What they have there should be enough.
His location wasn't as good as normal and his fastball doesn't move as much as his slider. I'll still take my chances with 102-plus.
It seems to me the time between half innings wasn't much more than 90 seconds because way fewer than half the games were televised. ESPN has exclusive rights on Sunday and Big Fox does on Saturday. I'm not sure about the other blackout rules.
This team is better than the previous three because there is more potential "damage" offense. Nearly any other team in the league would like this lineup. Their pitching weakness isn't in the bullpen. It's in the rotation and I'm confident Mo will try to fix that, either within or without. He will go within first. But, in the next month, we'll see a different-looking rotation.
I don't think you'll be seeing that promotion.
There is some age on the roster but their potential rotation should be fairly young with Flaherty, Hudson and Mikolas (only 30 now), plus Reyes in the future along with Ponce de Leon, Gomber, Woodford and perhaps Cabrera. I could be wrong but I think the offense will be fine when the big hitters _ Goldschmidt, Carpenter, even Ozuna _ hit. Ozuna has his RBIs but he's not a .230 hitter. I still see them as a high 80s team or more as far as victories. But they're going to have to make ti to 90 to have a postseason shot.. And that means at least plus-18 the rest of the way.
Cabrera is here because he was pitching the best at Memphis at the time they decided to demote Wacha. No more than that.
Way above my pay grade. Whatever has happened, he certainly has mis-placed his extra-base hit stroke and that's why he is here. Not much you can do about it, though. He's going to be here for five more years, so you kind of have to wait until he finds it.
They've actually got four third basemen, if you count Mendoza. So, they have depth there to pull off something. e